Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lunches December 17th - 21st

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read a book or a chapter of a book to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks.

Yoon and the Christmas Mitten by Helen Recorvits
Yoon and her family have recently moved to the United States from Korea. At school, Yoon is introduced to the symbols and customs of Christmas. She very excitedly rushes home to tell her parents about Santa, Christmas carols, and stockings. Her parents tell her, "We are not a Christmas family. We will celebrate the New Year with family and friends." Yoon repeatedly tries to tell her parents about the importance of a stocking. She talks to her parents about being Korean Americans and taking in some of the American customs.  Yoon pins a mitten to her bedspread for her own stocking.  She is happily surprised when she receives a piece of the North Pole (candy cane) in her stocking and a gift of a new dress to wear on New Year's Day. Boogs and I have read about Christmas traditions and other celebrations around the world. Boogs was very pleased that Yoon got to have a little bit of Christmas like he does. In the Laptop lunchbox: Babybel Yoon wearing a salami red dress, flat bread with pesto mitten, candy cane, raisins, grapes, and salad.

We read a book about Bear's First Christmas. Boogs wanted to take leftover pizza for lunch. I started to try and make the pizza into a Christmas tree, but it did not happen. So he took a "regular" lunch to school this day. In the Laptop lunchbox: blackberries, raisins, pizza, broccoli, and yogurt.

Merry Christmas, Space Case by James Marshall
We read the Halloween book about Space Case. So, when Boogs discovered that Space Case was back in a Christmas adventure, we had to immediately bring this book home to read. In the ELB lunchbox: almond butter & jelly sandwich topped with alien cheese, Christmas tree candy, dried apricots, strawberries, and salad.

Pajama Day by Lynn Plourde
Boogs' class had a pajama day at school this week. We found this cute book about Drew A. Blank's pajama day and had to read it the day before Boogs' pajama day.  Drew was extremely forgetful but very creative. He forgot all about pajama day, wearing slippers, bringing a teddy bear, and having a breakfast snack. Drew did not want to be "the odd man out" so he made do with the supplies on hand to create whatever he needed to participate in pajama day. After reading this book, Boogs made sure he had a snuggly toy in his backpack and  slippers by the door so he would not be the odd man out in his class on pajama day. In the ELB lunchbox: pb&j confused Drew with carrot hair, Chex Mix books to read, bread pjs, teddy bear treat, blueberries, and veggie pancakes.

If you want to see three wonderful weeks of Holiday themed lunches, head over to Bento Bloggers and Friends Ho Ho Holiday Hop. 

Be sure to check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post or go to My Story Themed Lunches board on Pinterest. I would love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.     


  1. These look like great reading choices, and the lunches are beautiful. Boogs must have so much fun with this tradition you've created! Kudos!

    1. Thanks, Carin. Boogs really does enjoy his lunches.

    2. Wow, good food thanks for sharing.

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